Texas A&M Football: 3 Takeaways from Aggies’ loss to Mississippi State

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Texas A&M Football fell flat at home in front of a full house against Mississippi State. What did we learn about the Aggies against the Bulldogs in Week 9?

On the first drive of the game the Aggies picked off Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald on a ricochet. Kellen Mond proceeded to take a deep shot to Christian Kirk who was wide open and striding towards the end zone but he overthrew him by a few yards. On the next play Mond went deep again. This time his pass was perfect, but Damion Ratley let the pass go right through his fingers.

That’s how the night started for Texas A&M. One excellent defensive performance followed up by several offensive miscues. The Aggies would rumble to less than 50 yards of total offense in the first half and trail the Bulldogs 14-0 at halftime.

Unfortunately the second half was a lot of the same. The Aggies would find a way to get some points on the board but they never threatened the Bulldogs. The defense played fairly well. All things considered the Aggies should be able to score four touchdowns at home. They didn’t.

Following the program’s first ever win in the Swamp over Florida and a bye week, Texas A&M fell to Mississippi State by a final score of 35-14. Here are three takeaways from the Aggies’ loss.